May 20, 2012
Georgetown’s 5th grade artists are completing this beautiful project – and I’m liking it! As the school year winds down, I look for ways to use up opened materials and odd-shaped leftover paper, AND ways to keep my antsy summer-break-ready students engaged. The Blob Project worked beautifully!
First we used up some old watercolors, creating paint blobs and spatters on some long 6″ x 36″ heavy drawing paper, also left from another project. We reviewed warm and cool colors, put on some nice slow music, and the room was amazingly quiet as students dripped and spattered their paints.
During the next class, we used black tempera paint thinned with a little water to create flowers, butterflies, and swirls. The watercolor blobs were our inspiration, and my 5th graders enjoyed just painting and letting the blobs guide their choices. The results – beautiful!
This project is adapted from an old Arts And Activities Magazine article, shown here.